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You can use this form to report graffiti. Use the yellow button below to continue.

Graffiti is words or drawings, which are written, painted, sprayed or scratched on the surface of any property. Graffiti is illegal, spoils both public and private property and can be very costly to remove.

Graffiti is a criminal offence carrying large fines given out by a magistrate, or up to £80 fixed penalty notice issued by the local authority or police.

Getting graffiti removed

The council is responsible for removing graffiti from public buildings, street furniture or monuments.

Other items such as telephone boxes, bus shelters and electricity boxes are the responsibility of the company that has placed them there.

We cannot remove graffiti from private households and other private property without the owner's permission.

However, we do have a power to issue a 'defacement removal notice' to the property owner if the graffiti is offensive or abusive, which requires them to remove the graffiti within 28 days. If they fail to do so, we can do the work ourselves and recover the costs.

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